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JK Rowling Continues Support for MS and other Charities

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
May 11, 2009, 09:15 AM

Scores of readers have emailed regarding new charity efforts from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

First Jo is lending her support to a young man from Glasgow, Scotland who is trying to raise awareness of the importance of Vitamin D in the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. Scottish TV let us know about video they have with this youngster who  "has launched a campaign for pregnant women and children to be given extra doses of vitamin D, which scientists believe might prevent up to 80% of cases." You can read more about the Shine on Scotland campaign here.

Also the Glasgow Evening Times has an article which states that the Volant Trust, the charity started by J.K. Rowling and named in honor of her mother, has made a donation to help Braendam House. This home is place that gives "respite holidays for children and their parents or carers who face everyday poverty, discrimination and disadvantage." The home was facing closure,however thanks to this donation and others, it will remain open for the time being. Cath Morrison, chief executive of the Lilias Graham Trust, said the new money would keep the charity going until at least next March.She said: "It is fantastic news. It was like TV's The Secret Millionaire."

Thanks to John, STV, Maddy, Kristen, JKRfan.com  and all who emailed!

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48 Comments

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820 Points

Jo is fantastic, go Jo!

Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on May 11, 2009, 05:03 PM report to moderator
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4151 Points

pretty much made out of awesome :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on May 11, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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Jo is such a ‘giver.’ MS affects so many, and her help is certainly appreciated by those who have it, as well as their family and friends.

Posted by marymackie on May 11, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is?
because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D
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Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 11, 2009, 06:48 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is?
because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D
x

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 11, 2009, 06:48 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is?
because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D
x

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 11, 2009, 06:49 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

sorry my computer is being phsyco!
i just visited the Volant trust site! Jo is again, amazing!
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Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 11, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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320 Points

wonderful!!

Posted by jeannemclROAR on May 11, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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3590 Points

She is so amazing for what she does!!!!

Posted by Big B [ROAR FTW] on May 11, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

Jo is awesome! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 11, 2009, 07:16 PM report to moderator
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57 Points

Jo is such an amazing woman.. enough said.

Posted by fresh-pickled toad on May 11, 2009, 08:17 PM report to moderator
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113 Points

Hmmmm, another chance for me to push JKR to do a cameo as Professor Trewlany (sp?) in the DH film.

Posted by NuttyAsSP on May 11, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator
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Go jo! your the best!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 11, 2009, 10:39 PM report to moderator
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She’s so nice..

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 11, 2009, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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39234 Points

Jo should be an inspiration to all those celebrities and millionaires out there. She uses her money to make a difference. If all the stars out there were like Jo, they could make such a difference in the world.

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 12, 2009, 12:01 AM report to moderator
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